Questions tagged [newborn]

Age specific questions from birth through about 3 months. Younger: pregnancy. Older: infant.

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Can wife and I handle pre/post our baby birth problems without our parents' help?

I currently work in an IT firm and my wife stays at home. She is thinking of going back to her hometown in 8th month to stay and give birth to our first baby. She thinks it requires her parents' (...
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How do you make an infant sleep on her stomach with her hands on her chin?

Have a look at the photo below. Is it a photoshop trick or is it actually possible to make an infant sleep like this? If it is possible, how to go about this pose? [This isn't about the camera, ...
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newborn / 1mo : funny milk smell in the head?

My newborn girl has a funny smell in the top of her head: it's like milk or strawberry yogurt. Very soft, very light, I have to come really close to feel it. But it's something I notice... She takes ...
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How old must a baby be to be lifted under its arms?

How old must a baby be to be lifted under its arms? Is there any required age? Is this kind of baby lifting safe for a newborn or toddler?
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Light Day-Hiking with Newborn— baby carrier or offroad stroller?

Baby is due in late June, and we hope to continue our normal habit of light day hikes (<4 miles, no major elevation changes) with her later in the summer and into early fall. Does it make sense to ...
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How important is a settled/repeatable routine for a 1 month old

We have a one month old now and I'm just wondering how important it is that his routine is settled/repeatable at this stage. For the most part his routine is Eat-Poop-Sleep repeat, about 7 times a ...
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Should I be worried about my baby's eyesight?

My baby is 7 weeks old, and we have some concerns about his eyesight. When he was first born we were nervous because he would often bulge both eyes out - looked like he was kind of straining and his ...
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When pumping breast milk, can I reuse the bottle after feeding without sterilizing?

I've read different things online about this. I pump breastmilk to feed to my little one. I'm currently boiling the pump bottle and the feeding bottle everyday at the start of the day, but if I use ...
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Should a newborn be allowed to sleep all night, or be woken up to eat more?

My son is 2 weeks old and is sleeping through the night. I bottle feed. I give him 4oz. During the day he will sleep after his bottle only 4 to 5 hrs, but at night he will sleep all night. For example ...
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How early should I start thinking about cloth diapers?

My girlfriend and I just got pregnant, she is eight weeks in. I have been reading a lot about cloth diapering, and I was wondering if it is too early to start thinking about this. Here are my ...
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When is the best time to pump breastmilk, and for how long should I pump?

I have a baby who's just a few weeks old. I try to pump bottles occasionally, so that my baby will be used to the bottle, and also so that I have some mobility if it's really necessary. I'm having a ...
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How much can I and my parents help my wife directly after giving birth when she wants to only rest and breastfeed?

My Korean wife and I are expecting our first child in a couple of months and I am curious how things normally go directly after birth. My assumption was that both my wife and I would need to be ...
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How to properly store breastmilk

My wife need to go to hospital for some hours, maybe day. She can pump out some milk from her breasts but we have no idea how to store it properly, how long we can store it and if we need to do ...
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How do I settle a 2-month-old who wants to be carried all the time?

My child is 2 months ++ old and wants to be held and carried around or they kick and yell. Cuddling them isn't sufficient, you need to be stood up and moving around. It's boring, tiring and makes you ...
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What are the dos and don'ts related to massaging an infant?

I was thinking of giving him a strong head massage, but then I read somewhere that newborn heads are not supposed to be touched strongly since bones aren't joint at the back of the head. What are the ...
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Is getting an oval nipple from breastfeeding indicative of a problem?

Our baby was born last week and my partner is struggling with soreness from breastfeeding. One thing we have noticed is that the nipple (not the areola) is left out of shape post-feeding; it's oval ...
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How can I be awoken from sleep without waking newborn in the same room?

I have a tech support job that requires me to be paged (via sms) at various times in the night. I have a somewhat subtle ringtone that slowly increases in volume but I'm still concerned that it may ...
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Is it ok to take a 2-month-old baby out on fresh air? [duplicate]

Is it OK to take a two-month-old baby out in fresh air and cool weather (14 C, 57 F) if properly warmed by adequate clothing? How long can the baby be outside?
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Letting a newborn sleep - bassinet or full-sized baby bed?

Is it a bassinet really necessary for a newborn? We are expecting our first in a bit less than half a year. We have been asked if we want to use the family heirloom bassinet, and we really can't ...
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How to breastfeed exclusively in a joint custody situation

I have a friend who is single and finds herself pregnant unexpectedly. She and the father have no relationship at this point and don’t plan to, other than co-parenting, from separate households. It ...
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Taking a 12 week old baby to the swimming pool for the first time

We are taking our 12 week old daughter to the indoor pool tomorrow. We have: 1 disposable swim nappy A splash about happy nappy A neoprene baby warmer Towels, change of clothes etc. We were just ...
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Is it normal for a newborn to develop pimples?

My daughter is 2 weeks old and has developed a pimple like rash on her forehead. Is this a common problem for new babies? What things (if any) can I do to alleviate the problem?
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Why colics in newborns have a tendency to occur at the end of the day

I became a father a few weeks ago and like most parents, my baby suffers from colic every day when the night begins almost like clockwork. I was told by several doctors and nurses (and I have ...
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Do I need to worry about how much time my 6-week-old's hands are covered in mittens?

It's winter here and our place doesn't have central heating. We have been using freestanding heaters and layers of clothing to keep warm. In order to keep our daughter's hands warm, I've been putting ...
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My 3 month old daughter looks away from me

Whenever I look my daughter and try to speak to her, she always looks away from me but she doesn't do that with her mother. My wife is the one who usually take care of her since I have a full time ...
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Hobby vs. baby balance

Some context During the week, I work every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. About once a week I finish about two hours later because I’m visiting a client in another city. When I am not working, I’m at ...
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As a father, how to improve my relationship with our 2-month-old baby?

My son is coming to 2 month+. I have been doing the housework (pooping, bathing, wet cloth cleaning, feeding and etc, laundry). I still fail at putting the baby to sleep after feeding and can't ...
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How to prepare to homeschool our new baby

We are expecting a baby this July was wondering how to prepare for his coming with the intention of homeschooling the child. Do we need to take some courses, read books, prepare a plan to start ...
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Can scented products irritate a newborn?

I suspect my three month old baby is agitated by the strong scents such as soap, moisturizer, fabric softener etc. It is ironic since so many people recommend a massage with moisturizer for a good ...
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What is the term for the wool like stuff that secretes between the newborn's fingers?

So, we have been noticing a wool like stuff in between the finger gaps of our newborn (2.5 months age) for past many days. We clean it daily and it keeps on reappearing. Doctor told us not to worry ...
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Can a newborn feel pain in the umbilical stump?

I accidentally tugged on the umbilical stump of my newborn baby while changing his diaper, and now he's crying and it's bleeding a little. Have I hurt my baby? I'm adding this question (and an answer)...
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Is construction noise harmful to a newborn and how to protect them?

We're thinking of moving to a new apartment in New York. It's next to a big construction site, where there will be drilling for another few months. Has anyone read any research on safe levels / ...
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1-month baby crying when on floor

I am a first time father with 1-month old DS. My wife has been exclusively breastfeeding, 20 mins on each breast every two hours. Currently both my wife and the baby are on a medication because they ...
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What are the square cotton wipes that NICUs/nurseries use called?

Discharge is soon and we're looking a few odds and ends for our little one, but I'm at a loss for vocabulary and I'm not finding what I need with google and amazon searches. Every time I search, I ...
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When Should We Take Our Baby to the Dentist?

We've had several people provide us a schedule for our baby to visit a doctor, but nobody has given us specific information on when she should go to the dentist. Is there any standard recommendation ...
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My wife is under treatment for depression and just had a traumatic labor. What can I do to help her?

My wife gave birth two weeks ago. It was all very traumatic and it has certainly taken its toll on her mood. She suffers from depression anyway, and now I am concerned that she is probably suffering ...
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Visiting a third world country before meeting a newborn

I'm an expat from the UK living in the USA. My father works in the charity sector visiting third world countries and sees a visit to Haiti which coincides which my wife's due date as an opportunity to ...
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Is blood from an injured nipple harmful to the child?

Nipples sometimes bleed, and some of that blood can be sucked by a child. Is it harmful to the child? What effects can it have?
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When can I breastpump?

I am a new mother, and approaching 4 weeks of breastfeeding my newborn. I am going back to work in 2 weeks and I plan to pump my milk while I am away. My problem is when I pump milk, the let down is ...
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When would I need to seek further help about my child's umbilical stump?

What is normal for the umbilical stump? What signs would need further attention?
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When do babies start responding to their name?

I talk a lot with my almost two-months daughter. In many cases I mention her name, even though I don't think it means anything to her yet. But I was wondering: when do newborns / babies start ...
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What is cranial osteopathy?

Some of our peers have recommended we take our 10 week old daughter to see a Cranial Osteopath, due to some sleeping issues and general crankiness. I've tried searching the web for an unbiased ...
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Understanding why my baby is fussing

My baby girl is just about to turn one month. I'm looking to get some deeper understanding of what she's feeling and what's frustrating her when she's unhappy. She fusses, and sometimes screams ...
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What precautions do I need to take in the event that my baby is born with Hemophelia?

My wife and I recently got pregnant with our first child. My sister-in-law's son is a Hemophiliac (Hemophilia A). She's a carrier. There's no evidence of the disease in the family before them, but ...
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One week old lifts and turns head

My grand daughter is a week old and already can lift her head off her mattress or your shoulder and turn it the other way. Is this advanced?
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Why does my 8-week-old son try to fit his fist up his nose?

My 8-week-old son tries to fit his fist up his nose (that's what it looks like). He makes a fist and forcefully pushes it toward his nose or just to the sides or under, shaking his head and making a ...
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How long should a feeding be attempted?

My son has had a couple of consecutive, partial feedings (he is preemie: 5 months old, 1 month adjusted). At the hospital, one partial feeding wasn't a cause for alarm and they simply attempt to feed ...
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How to weigh a newborn at home?

Is there a reasonably accurate, field-expedient way to weigh a newborn at home? I don't need the kind of plus-or-minus a few grams accuracy they get at the hospital because I only plan to check every ...
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To hold a newborn upright too early (under 2 months) will harm his spine?

I started holding my baby upright from the first month, coz I was told holding a baby upright will help him to burp. I hold him upright facing my chest and with one hand supporting hit butt and the ...
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Baby screams while sleeping

We have a baby who is 3 weeks old (when I write this). She is very nice and sleeps very well during the day, however it seems to be difficult for her during the night. The problem is that, even she is ...

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